I realize it’s been quite a while since I’ve made any kind of post to this blog but I’m going to change that all today!
There’s a lot of catching up to do I’m sure but I wanted to give you all a quick update on where I am and what I’ve been up to. Instead of trying to pick up from where I left out, I’ll start out with a quick recap of 2010 up till the present day.
Fitness wise, it was a great year. For you guys interested in the numbers, I started the year at 202 pounds and finished up at 192. My body fat percentage started at 19.7% and finshed the year at 16.2%. I consider this great progress. I’ve always felt better at around 190 so I was happy to be at that level for most of the year.
I ran a total of five races during 2010 – a 5K, two 10Ks, a half marathon and my first ever triathlon. I set a personal record in my first 10K at 48:23 and followed it up a week later with another PR at the half marathon distance of 1:57:50. Conditions were fantastic for my first triathlon (a sprint distance) in July but I found out pretty quick that I wasn’t as prepared for it as I should have been (especially in the swim) and sort of staggered to the finish line in 1:38:54. Hoping to rectify that in a big way in 2011.
I continue in my 4th year of martial arts training and was invited in the beginning of 2011 to test for black belt in June. I’ve been taking candidate classes for the last two months and am just two short months away from achieving my ultimate goal that’s been almost four full years in the making. Very excited!
I’m looking forward to catching up with all of you again and hear about how you’re coming along with your goals. Feel free to drop me a line or comment!
All the best……..